Kid's Guide to Water Formations - Children's Science & Nature

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 154190804X

Category: Science

Page: 40

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To a child, all water formations can be summed up as the ocean. That’s not the truth and you know that. Use this educational picture book to help your child differentiate between the many and different water formations. There are also plenty of trivia and fun facts to make learning the subject more enjoyable. Grab a copy now!

Kid’s Guide to Types of Landforms - Children's Science & Nature

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541906292

Category: Nature

Page: 40

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What are landforms? Why should you study them? You study landforms because they are part of geology. They help you to better understand life here on Earth. This book will not just show you what landforms are, it will also provide tidbits of valuable information that would benefit you in the long run. Buy a copy of this book today!

Help Your Kids with Science

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146543206X

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Help Your Kids With Science is a unique visual approach to understanding the sciences and a great resource for frustrated children and adults. Following on from the success of Help Your Kids With Math, Help Your Kids With Science is a comprehensive, stress-free, and accessible approach to science, covering a wide range of subjects including biology, physics, and chemistry. Topics are explained using clear graphics and instantly understandable diagrams, accompanied by jargon-free text.

Apocalyptic Planet

Field Guide to the Future of the Earth

Author: Craig Childs

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 0307476812

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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Discusses the Earth's inherent instability and susceptibility toward violent natural disasters and climate extremes, challenging beliefs about apocalyptic inevitabilities while revealing how to change humanity's place within the planet's cycles. -- [Source inconnue].

A Guide to Healthy Drinking Water

All You Need to Know about the Water You Drink

Author: Patrick J. Udeh

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595322875

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 644

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This volume is a guide to current drinking water quality in the United States, in terms of water treatment and water quality analysis. The author has included the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists of microbes, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, and radioactivity required to be tested by the water suppliers, who must report the test results to their customers annually in the Annual Water Quality Report (AWQR) or Consumer Confident Report (CCR). Several commercially popular bottled drinking waters were analyzed for the presence of contaminants, with the results discussed in the text.

What a Plant Knows

A Field Guide to the Senses

Author: Daniel Chamovitz

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429946237

Category: Science

Page: 192

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How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it actually feel an insect's tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they actually remember the weather? For centuries we have collectively marveled at plant diversity and form—from Charles Darwin's early fascination with stems to Seymour Krelborn's distorted doting in Little Shop of Horrors. But now, in What a Plant Knows, the renowned biologist Daniel Chamovitz presents an intriguing and scrupulous look at how plants themselves experience the world—from the colors they see to the schedules they keep. Highlighting the latest research in genetics and more, he takes us into the inner lives of plants and draws parallels with the human senses to reveal that we have much more in common with sunflowers and oak trees than we may realize. Chamovitz shows how plants know up from down, how they know when a neighbor has been infested by a group of hungry beetles, and whether they appreciate the Led Zeppelin you've been playing for them or if they're more partial to the melodic riffs of Bach. Covering touch, sound, smell, sight, and even memory, Chamovitz encourages us all to consider whether plants might even be aware of their surroundings. A rare inside look at what life is really like for the grass we walk on, the flowers we sniff, and the trees we climb, What a Plant Knows offers us a greater understanding of science and our place in nature.

Lifetimes

The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children

Author: Bryan Mellonie

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307569683

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 40

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A pet . . . a friend . . . or a relative dies, and it must be explained to a child. This sensitive book is a useful tool in explaining to children that death is a part of life and that, eventually, all living things reach the end of their own special lifetimes.

Preparing Scientific Illustrations

A Guide to Better Posters, Presentations, and Publications

Author: Mary H. Briscoe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461239869

Category: Science

Page: 204

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Every graduate student, postdoc and scientist knows that images and illustrations can make or break their lecture, poster presentation, and journal or book article. Graphics software and laser printers have placed professional-quality graphics within the reach of everyone. But in the end, whether your audience sees clear, understandable images or not depends on whether you followed the principles presented here. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of visual presentations. Understand when to use a figure, and how much information can be represented in one. See examples of bad, good, and better graphs and tables. The author also presents information on presenting DNA sequences, protein structures, and other molecular graphics. '

The Nature Principle

Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616201509

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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For many of us, thinking about the future conjures up images of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a post-apocalyptic dystopia stripped of nature. Richard Louv, author of the landmark bestseller Last Child in the Woods, urges us to change our vision of the future, suggesting that if we reconceive environmentalism and sustainability, they will evolve into a larger movement that will touch every part of society. This New Nature Movement taps into the restorative powers of the natural world to boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv offers renewed optimism while challenging us to rethink the way we live.

Nature Anatomy

The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World

Author: Julia Rothman

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128149

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world. Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. Rothman’s whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you.

Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science

Author: National Science Resources Center of the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309176286

Category: Education

Page: 312

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What activities might a teacher use to help children explore the life cycle of butterflies? What does a science teacher need to conduct a "leaf safari" for students? Where can children safely enjoy hands-on experience with life in an estuary? Selecting resources to teach elementary school science can be confusing and difficult, but few decisions have greater impact on the effectiveness of science teaching. Educators will find a wealth of information and expert guidance to meet this need in Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science. A completely revised edition of the best-selling resource guide Science for Children: Resources for Teachers, this new book is an annotated guide to hands-on, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and sources of help in teaching science from kindergarten through sixth grade. (Companion volumes for middle and high school are planned.) The guide annotates about 350 curriculum packages, describing the activities involved and what students learn. Each annotation lists recommended grade levels, accompanying materials and kits or suggested equipment, and ordering information. These 400 entries were reviewed by both educators and scientists to ensure that they are accurate and current and offer students the opportunity to: Ask questions and find their own answers. Experiment productively. Develop patience, persistence, and confidence in their own ability to solve real problems. The entries in the curriculum section are grouped by scientific area--Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Multidisciplinary and Applied Science--and by type--core materials, supplementary materials, and science activity books. Additionally, a section of references for teachers provides annotated listings of books about science and teaching, directories and guides to science trade books, and magazines that will help teachers enhance their students' science education. Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science also lists by region and state about 600 science centers, museums, and zoos where teachers can take students for interactive science experiences. Annotations highlight almost 300 facilities that make significant efforts to help teachers. Another section describes more than 100 organizations from which teachers can obtain more resources. And a section on publishers and suppliers give names and addresses of sources for materials. The guide will be invaluable to teachers, principals, administrators, teacher trainers, science curriculum specialists, and advocates of hands-on science teaching, and it will be of interest to parent-teacher organizations and parents.

The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature

Author: Marilyn Smith,Ashley Gamell,Sara Epstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889538884

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

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Encourages young readers to explore nature and offers information on plants, animals, and careers in nature work.

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786746904

Category: Education

Page: 320

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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

Geography

A Visual Encyclopedia

Author: John Woodward

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465412188

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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A sumptuously illustrated reference created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution explores every aspect of the Earth from the North and South Poles to the planet's fiery core and outer atmosphere, providing additional coverage of such topics as weather, natural disasters and world cultures. Simultaneous.

Grand Canyon

Author: Jason Chin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1250155436

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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Rivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon. Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the cavernous wonder, discovering life both present and past. Weave in and out of time as perfectly placed die cuts show you that a fossil today was a creature much long ago, perhaps in a completely different environment. Complete with a spectacular double gatefold, an intricate map and extensive back matter.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

The Elements Book

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465456601

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Profiles every element on the periodic table and describes their properties, when they were discovered, and how they're used in household materials.